Articles tagged Israel

In today's email we follow Prime Minister Bill English on his trip to the Pacific, and learn one task he had to complete before setting off was apologising to Israel for co-sponsoring the UN resolution on Israel's settlements in Palestinian territories being illegal.

Prime Minister Bill English has slapped down new Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee for his criticism of a UN resolution co-sponsored by New Zealand, saying “each word matters” in the world of diplomacy.

Newly appointed Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has wasted no time dealing with the diplomatic intricacies of his new role, reaching out to Israel and advocating for Kiwis' rights in Australia. He spoke to Sam Sachdeva about the difficulty of following in Murray McCully's footsteps, and the legacy he leaves behind in Christchurch.